Gender and Women's Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)


The MA in Gender and Women’s Studies is a taught postgraduate degree which will deepen your perspectives on gender studies and feminism.

As a student on this programme you will gain a thorough knowledge of the key debates and authors within Gender and Women's Studies as well as the opportunity to develop specialist interests and key research skills. Core modules will take you through the intellectual traditions, concepts and politics which have shaped the evolution of Women's Studies inside and outside the academy, and will give you the methodological confidence to do your own research.

As a postgraduate student you will be with a member of the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Lancaster University. This is one of the largest centres in the UK for feminist scholarship. You will join students and researchers from across the world who come to Lancaster not only to learn and carry out research but to meet other scholars and activists, to take part in seminars and workshops, and to absorb the ideas, insights and questions of world-leading feminist thinkers, creators and activists.

The following combined degrees are also available:

  • MA in Gender and Women's Studies and English

  • MA in Gender and Women's Studies and Sociology

Programme Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Year 1


    • Debates in Gender Research

    • Gender, Sex and Bodies


    • Contemporary British Fiction

    • Postcolonial Women's Writing

    • Contemporary Gothic: Text and Screen

    • Victorian Literature and Other Media

    • Romance and Realism

    • Fusions

    • Writing the Nineteenth Century City

    • Women's Studies Research Project

    • Feminist Technoscience Studies

    • Beyond the Text: Literature, Image and Voice as Historical Evidence

    • Environment and Culture

    • The Social Life of Science and Technology: Theories and Debates

    • Social and Cultural Theory

    • Anthropology of Cybercultures

    • Research Projects in Practice: From Design to Dissemination

    • Contemporary Debates in Sociology

    • Methods in Science and Technology Studies

    • Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies

    • Gender and Violence

    • Capitalism and Crisis

    Information contained on the website with respect of modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, or staff changes, or new research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in Sociology or Gender and Women’s Studies (or related field).
  • IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part Time (per year):UK/EU: £3,250

Living costs for Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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